Tomato Equivalents

How to measure tomatoes

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Different varieties of tomatoes are interchangeable in most recipes.

Tomato Equivalents

• 3 medium globe tomatoes = 1 pound
• 8 small plum tomatoes = 1 pound
• 25 to 30 cherry tomatoes = 1 pound
• 2 cups chopped tomatoes = 1 pound
• 3/8 cup of tomato paste plus 1/2 cup water = 1 cup tomato sauce
• 1 cup canned tomatoes = 1-1/2 cups fresh, chopped, cooked tomatoes
• 1/2 pound or 1 tomato = 1 serving
• 1 cup firmly packed fresh tomato = 1/2 cup tomato sauce plus 1/2 cup water
• 1 pound fresh = 1-1/2 cups chopped
• 1 (16-ounce) can = 2 cups
• 1 (35-ounce) can = 4 cups undrained
• 1 (28-ounce) can = 3 cups undrained

More about Tomatoes and Tomato Recipes:

Tomato History

Is the tomato a fruit or a vegetable? FAQ

Tomato Selection and Storage

Are there male and female tomatoes? FAQ

Tomato Cooking Tips and Hints
• Tomato Equivalents and Substitutions

 

Cookbooks

The Tomato Cookbook
Tomatoes & Mozzarella
The Tomato Festival Cookbook
The Heirloom Tomato Cookbook
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